Gainesville Fisher House Foundation – Press Release
GAINESVILLE, FL, Jan. 25, 2012 —
Jay Leno auctions off George W. Bush-signed Tractor, proceeds split to benefit Gainesville Fisher House Foundation
Over the weekend, Jay Leno, popular late night television host, auctioned off his tractor, “Lil Tug,” for $535,000 at the
Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ to benefit America’s military and their families. “When we heard the news that our Gainesville Fisher House Foundation would be receiving $235,000 of the proceeds, we were elated,” said Executive Director of the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation, Patti Fabiani. “We’re so grateful that Jay Leno supports the troops that serve our great nation and that he understands the importance of family. We couldn’t thank him enough. “The proceeds will be used to create a home away from home for military families staying at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.
Barrett-Jackson, a car auctioning company, has long been recognized for its commitment to philanthropy due to its no-fee and no-commission auctioning of vehicles for charity since it held its first car show benefitting the Scottsdale library and community arts center in 1967.
Although the company raises funds for numerous organizations, a major focus is intersecting patriotism and philanthropy. The company recently hosted an event benefitting the Armed Forces Foundation and is currently a major supporter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. To date, Barret-Jackson has generated more than $34 million in charity.
Supporting America’s military in their time of need, we provide “a home away from home” that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Please visit Gainesville Fisher House Foundation’s website to learn more. http://gainesvillefisherhouse.org/